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Private Yellowstone Journey from Gardiner, MT
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Private Yellowstone Journey from Gardiner, MT

By Yellowstone Journeys
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 7h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Use of Binoculars & Scopes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • We will provide food and drinks for the tour.
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Park Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Lamar Valley


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 216 W Park St, Gardiner, MT 59030, USA
    In front of the chamber of commerce in Gardiner, 216 W Park St, Gardiner, MT 59030. We have a white 2021 Toyota Highlander with magnets that say "Yellowstone Journeys" on the front doors.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 306310P1

      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      How much is Private Yellowstone Journey from Gardiner, MT?
      Private Yellowstone Journey from Gardiner, MT price starts from $1,963.56. Discover and book Private Yellowstone Journey from Gardiner, MT on Tripadvisor
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 306310P1

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      Jim D
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      Sarah R
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      Oct 2023 • Family
      The tour we booked with Yellowstone Journeys was the highlight of our trip. Nolan was both extremely professional, knowledgeable and fun to tour with. We went with the kids and grandparents and everyone enjoyed it. We saw wolves, foxes, and all sorts of wildlife. We highly recommend this tour to others looking for a unique, fun and informational experience.
      Written 17 December 2023
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      It is always great to have the whole family involved and connected to Yellowstone! We hope to see you all again the next time you are in Yellowstone Country!
      Written 18 February 2024
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      Dmitriy C
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      Aug 2023 • Family
      What a great experience, we didnt have much time to explore our selfs so we decided to go with a tour guide , amazing experience, we seen all prime spots , had a great lunch , found out a lot of new information, amazing tour highly recommend
      Written 14 August 2023
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      Thank you choosing us to make the most out of your time in Yellowstone! We hope to have out again in the future!
      Written 18 February 2024
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      Mad613
      Bronx NY12 contributions
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      Our time with Nolan gave us not only a great experience but and greater appreciation of Yellowstones majestic beauty and magic. He was personable , knowledgeable and professional. Everything you want in a tour guide. A pleasure to have made his acquaintance. Highly recommend him.
      Written 13 August 2023
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      Yellowstone always provides some special magic! Come back out anytime!
      Written 18 February 2024
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      Earl H
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      Jun 2023 • Friends
      Noland has gave us a tour the last two years and it’s always a great time! He knows his way around the park and throws in some humor along the way!
      Written 12 August 2023
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      Thank you for your continued support! We hope you make it back out another time this year!
      Written 18 February 2024
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      Ellen1901
      Hastings, Michigan, USA20 contributions
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      Jun 2023
      Bison, bears, and pronghorns, oh my! Nolan, our tour guide, arrived promptly at 5:30 am. He provided binoculars, drinks, snacks, and lunch with items my diabetic husband could eat.

      We headed toward Lamar Valley and before long, viewed a few bison grazing. Nolan had been raised in Gardiner and he and his wife had started their own business a few years ago. His work experience previously with tours and recently, demonstrated his knowledge, awareness and appreciation for wildlife and nature. He knew the history of Yellowstone and answered any questions we had without reservation. I had told him that I especially wanted to see wolves and bears. Other tour guides were in different areas and when they spotted animals, they would send out a message communicating what they were viewing. At times Nolan would turn the vehicle around and head to the spot where there was a sighting. I enjoyed watching him set up his camera and equipment for us to view the animal-s. On one occasion, a female grizzly bear was spotted with her two cubs. How rewarding to see mom leisurely in the meadow, while the cubs scampered about amusing all present. Not done yet. It was lunchtime, and we viewed the two cubs suckling Mom. Amazing!
      We also saw herds of bison and other bears. Nolan would be driving and spot a bull elk and on a couple of occasions, pronghorns with their young. He would stop for us to view or just pull off the road. There were also bathroom breaks.

      To view and inhale the nature surrounding us of trees, growth and streams, as well as wildlife, how could we forget this adventure. I would highly recommend Nolan and Yellowstone Journeys for tours.
      Written 26 June 2023
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      This certainly was a special day in Yellowstone! We are glad that you were able to take some Yellowstone magic back home with you!
      Written 18 February 2024
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      Mindy S
      Comanche, OK37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023
      Nolan was a wonderful guide. He listened to what we wanted and gave us an unbelievable experience. He is very knowledgeable about Yellowstone and was easy to make interesting conversation with. We learned so much and saw things we would never have been able to see without him. We highly recommend him!
      Written 2 June 2023
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      Conversation is two ways and I am glad that we were both able to enjoy time in Yellowstone. See you soon back in Yellowstone Country!
      Written 18 February 2024
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      Shannon M
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stellar experience! Nolan was a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Our family had a great time! He gave us many tips and information we would not have had otherwise.
      Written 8 October 2022
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